Course Exam—ADMN 233 (Writing in Organizations)

According to the syllabus, ADMN 233 (Writing in Organizations) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course “for students wishing to improve their written communication as it applies to the workplace.  Writing in organization involves a problem-solving process requiring that one analyzes situations, make decisions, and inform others of those decisions.” Writing in Organization… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Jan 26: Call for Nominations Opens for AUSU Election Jan 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Jan 26: Deadline to submit Nomination for Election Feb 9: Deadline to register… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Amanda seeks insight on using ProctorU and the comments reveal a surprising rule about smartphones—you have to show it to the ProctorU rep, even if you don’t have one.   Patricia seeks prep tips for writing the GMAT and the comments devolve into a discussion of AU’s MBA.   Cheryl asks and receives advice… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Is your call really important to them?  Taking turns on both sides of the call centre desk. Hang on to your scrotum.  Busby LeClair reveals MegaLog Corp’s sinister call centre strategy.  “You will…be required to explain your question/concern/comment/complaint to a minimum of six obviously bored and uninterested employees in a variety of departments unrelated to… Read more »

The Bank of You

Will 2018 be the year you make a difference in someone’s life?  Could you help someone lift themselves out of poverty, launch a small business, or complete their education? Making a big impact is easier than you think. In 2017 I invested in a Peruvian corn farm.  On the same day, I invested in a… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;  Hi, I just wanted to give a point of feedback on the professor who wrote that nursing assistants are using AU and doing psych 290 to upgrade to rn; we are not nurse assistants. We are licensed practical nurses and professionals in our own right already, practicing within our own scope and with… Read more »

The Study Dude—Stephen King Sans K-12

Do you want to write like an illiterate?  Like Stephen King stripped of K-12?  Like J.  K. Rowling at a loss for how to handwrite the letter “H”?  I’d bet you do—that is, if you love Shakespeare.   Some say Shakespeare, an illiterate, honed his mastery in adulthood.   Others say he had a ghost writer.   As… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Kin Canada Bursaries Sponsored by:  Kin Canada Deadline:  February 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution.   See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed application form, including contact, educational, and financial information, details on volunteer and… Read more »

Mary’s Story

On July 22, 2017, my sister passed away.  She was only thirteen months older than me.   I wrote about Marion (Mary) in a previous issue of The Voice Magazine. Mary and I spent part of our childhood together.   She was my closest sibling, and I always felt we were a part of each other.  I… Read more »

From Where I Sit—One Perfect Word Redux

Faithful readers of this space may remember that in 2017 I wrote about author Debbie Macomber’s decades-long habit of choosing one perfect word to focus on for a year.   She chose words like wisdom, prayer, surrender, hope, purpose.   My own experiment with the word ‘kindness’ was not a total failure.   I didn’t do all the… Read more »